Rimington cup final date set for Tuesday

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East Lancashire League champions Rimington saw their Blue Fin Craven Challenge Cup Final against Skipton LMS at Skipton Town fall foul of the weather on Friday night.

In what is long-serving trophy-laden manager Terry Braithwaite’s last match at the helm before stepping down, the villagers will hope to help him go out on a high with more silverware when they try again on Tuesday night.

Kick-off is again scheduled for 6-30 p.m. at the same venue.

• Dog Inn lost 7-2 to double champions Church Town on Sunday.

But manager Simon Kerins was encouraged after his nine men put in a sterling effort at Wilson’s.

Olly Steele and Andy Thomson were on the scoresheet for Dog, who, despite the numerical disadvantage, only trailed 3-1 at half-time, and 4-2 with 10 minutes left on the clock.

Captain Nick Lord was named man of the match.

Kerins said: “Naturally, I am far from happy that only nine men reported for duty.

“However, those players played some excellent passing football and, with full numbers, it would have been a very tight game.

“We have two games left and the aim is to win both before rebuilding for next season.”